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Worth a Read: Theatre Books Round-up - Nov 2010
By Editorial Staff
This month we combine the old with the new. The output from the stage veterans includes a biography of producer Michael Codron, now 80, entitled Putting it On, and an autobiography by actor ...
The legend of Don Juan
Libertine, serial-seducer, sex-addict, rapist and murderer. Not bad going for one person – indeed looked at in the cold light of day one is hard-pressed to work out why we’re so fascinated
Stephen Sondheim & the Art of Lyric Writing
By Editorial Staff
As the Donmar Warehouse’s “Sondheim at 80” festival reaches its zenith this Sunday with the West End concert presentation of Company, here are some thoughts from the octogenar
Piotr Beczala
It’s not every day you get to interview a man in tights, but as Polish tenor Piotr Beczala rushes past me on the way to his dressing room following one of the penultimate stage rehearsals for
WOS Blog: Waterside Wows But Can Aylesbury Fill It?
By David Dobson
What Aylesbury lacks in culture it more than makes up for in roundabouts, and it’s at the site of one of the town’s more prominent traffic junctions that this Buckinghamshire town’s
Worth a Read: Theatre Books Round-up - Oct 2010
By Editorial Staff
It’s a superlative time for alternative memoirs this month, with offerings from Steven Berkoff and Stephen Sondheim. Berfkoff’s autobiography, Diary of a Juvenile Delinquent, is hig
Dmitri Hvorostovsky on Rigoletto
By Editorial Staff
Dmitri Hvorostovsky is one of the world’s most glamorous opera stars. With his distinctive silver hair, vocal beauty and thrilling stage presence, he tends to dominate the stage whenever he ap
Cuts: Hytner: Why Philanthropy Alone Won’t Work
By Editorial Staff
Nobody expects the arts to escape the public spending squeeze, and there has been a lot of talk about the replacement of the current funding system with something more like the American model, which ...
Lawrence Zazzo
As the English National Opera continues to expand the Handel operas in its repertory, I took some time out with one of America’s leading countertenors, Laurence Zazzo, on the eve of his role d
WOS Blog: Les Mis Celebrates In Style at The O2
By Andrew Girvan
Les Miserables is possibly the musical that got me interested in musicals. Having seen the perma-touring production in Edinburgh's Playhouse as a child, being weaned on a strict diet of the ...